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A05892 Actions:

02/20/2019referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
01/08/2020referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
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A05892 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 20, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to including all
          peace officers employed by the first and second departments in the MTA
          Long Island Rail Road no fare program

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  14 of section 1266 of the public authorities
     2  law, as amended by chapter 182 of the laws of 2013, is amended  to  read
     3  as follows:
     4    14.  Notwithstanding  any  other provisions of law or the terms of any
     5  contract, the authority, in consultation with the Long Island Rail Road,
     6  shall establish and implement a no fare program  for  transportation  on
     7  the  Long  Island  Rail Road for police officers employed by the city of
     8  New York, county of Nassau, Nassau county villages and cities, county of
     9  Suffolk, Suffolk county  villages  and  towns,  the  division  of  state
    10  police,  the  port authority of New York and New Jersey, the Metro-North
    11  Commuter Railroad Company, the New York city  housing  authority  [and],
    12  the  New  York city transit authority and all peace officers employed by
    13  the first and second departments. In establishing  such  program,  which
    14  has  as its goal increased protection and improved safety for its commu-
    15  ters, the authority and the Long Island Rail  Road  shall,  among  other
    16  things, consider: (a) requiring police officers who ride without cost to
    17  register with the Long Island Rail Road as a condition of riding without
    18  cost;  (b)  requiring such officers to indicate during such registration
    19  process their regular working hours and the Long Island Rail Road trains
    20  that such officers expect to ride; and (c)  periodically  re-registering
    21  and  re-validating such officers. The authority and the Long Island Rail
    22  Road shall also have the power to consider other  matters  necessary  to
    23  carry out the goals and objectives of this section.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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